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Currently I am running 3gb of DDR400 PC3200 Corsair Value Select, is there anything I can do with it in terms of OC'ing?
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You can do ALITTLE not much, and I would recommending using 2 sticks of ram instead of 3, dual channel is faster.
Not that your ram is bad, its just not the best type to use for overclocking, you will get some results just not much.
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Step one:

Remove 1GB! The AMD on die memory controller does not like to have 6 ranks or more of RAM (which is three or more double-sided sticks of RAM). The command rate will be kicked back to 2T in those cases, affecting performance. If you have 3 1GB stick, just remove one. If you have 2 1GB sticks and 2 512MB sticks, remove the 512MB sticks.

Then, you probably can overclock this RAM a little bit, but not a whole heap. I'd just put the RAM on a divider (i.e. set it on DDR 333 speeds, or 166MHz if the BIOS displays external frequencies), and then overclock the CPU. When you hit a 20% overclock on the CPU, your RAM will be back at stock speed.
    
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Originally Posted by Iamthebull View Post
Currently I am running 3gb of DDR400 PC3200 Corsair Value Select, is there anything I can do with it in terms of OC'ing?
2x sticks of 512 Mb of ValueRAM here, it needs looser timings and a divider, but it isn't that bad!
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